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Sam CookeMan Who Invented Soul (4CD set & book) ... CD
RCA, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 4CD & Book ... $28.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeRhythm & The Blues ... CD
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Lloyd Price/Sam Cooke/Larry Williams/Little RicharOur Significant Hits ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A cool Specialty Records compilation – with three cuts each by the four stars on the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeBest Of Sam Cooke ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A stone classic – not just from Sam Cooke, but in the genre of "best of" records too! The set's overflowing with classic singles from the legendary soul singers – almost the perfect record to start with if you've ever wanted to sample Sam's genius – that amazing voice, intimate sense of presentation, and undeniably mature, masculine sound that forever changed the face of soul music! Every track's a winner – and titles include "Only Sixteen", "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Having A Party", "Twistin The Night Away", "Wonderful World", "Summertime", "Everybody Loves To Cha Cha", "For Sentimental Reasons", "Sad Mood", and "Bring It On Home To Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeLive At Harlem Square Club, 1963 ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the definitive Sam Cooke recordings of the 60s – never issued at the time, but one of the crucial sides that's provided a later look at his brilliance from the time. The session was recorded at the same vintage as Sam Cooke At The Copa – another live record that was issued during the 60s, and which some claim caused the repression of this one, a much livelier, harder, and soulful session, recorded way uptown, at the Harlem Square Club. The Sam you hear here is a much harder soul artist than the one at the Copa – working his way through some great versions of tracks that include "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Feel It", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Nothing Can Change This Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeMan & His Music (CDr on demand pressing) ... CD
RCA/Abkco, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sam's greatest hits from the RCA years – including "Twistin The Night Away", "Having A Party", "Good Times", "Another Saturday Night", "Cupid", "Wonderful World", "When A Boy Falls In Love", "Only 16", "Chain Gang", "You Send Me", "That's Where It's At", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "A Change Is Gonna Come". 28 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, on demand CDr pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeNight Beat ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful mellow work from Sam Cooke – and a set that's recorded with a sound that's very much in keeping with the "night beat" that you might expect from the title! In fact, there's not so much a "beat" as a simple easy groove – a gentle sort of "night" feeling, with some piano in the lead on many tracks, and backing by a larger group conducted by Rene Hall – a great setting that lets Cooke hit some of his most soulful moments on record from the time! The album includes many lesser-known Cooke performances – including "Trouble Blues", "You Gotta Move", "Fool's Paradise", "Lost & Lookin", and "Mean Old World". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some edge wear, seam splitting, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeOne Night Stand – Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963 ... CD
RCA, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the definitive Sam Cooke recordings of the 60s – never issued at the time, but one of the crucial sides that's provided a later look at his brilliance from the time. The session was recorded at the same vintage as Sam Cooke At The Copa – another live record that was issued during the 60s, and which some claim caused the repression of this one, a much livelier, harder, and soulful session, recorded way uptown, at the Harlem Square Club. The Sam you hear here is a much harder soul artist than the one at the Copa – working his way through some great versions of tracks that include "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Feel It", "Bring It On Home To Me", and "Nothing Can Change This Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sam CookePortrait Of A Legend 1951 to 1964 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Abkco, 1950s-Mid 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work by the great Sam Cooke – featuring 30 tunes in all, and spanning the range of his full career – from his early roots in gospel music, to the incredibly powerful soul tunes he cut shortly before his untimely death. The set's got most everything you'd ever want to hear if you're looking for an overview of Sam's work – with titles that include "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Another Saturday Night", "Good Times", "Having A Party", "Sugar Dumpling", "Ain't That Good News", "Nothing Can Change This Love", "Little Red Rooster", "I'll Come Running Back To You", "What A Wonderful World", "Cupid", "Chain Gang", "Summertime", and "Only Sixteen". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sam CookeSam Cooke At The Copa ... LP
RCA, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic live album – one of the first in soul music, and a beautiful set of smooth soul tunes from Sam Cooke! Sam's singing at the high-end nitespot The Copacabana – and like many live sets performed there, this one's tailored a bit to the classy crowd at the show – but that doesn't stop him from using his voice to perfection, sweetly crafting beautiful lines on a batch of standards given the soul treatment, plus a few of Sam's own hits. And sure, it's easy to criticize this album after the release of the Live At The Harlem Square album in the mid 80s – which was recorded a year earlier, but rejected by RCA in favor of this album's crossover potential – but keep in mind that for most folks who didn't grow up with the hindsight of reissues, this album was all they had, and it still had quite an impact in the soul market. Titles include "The Best Things In Life Are Free", "Try A Little Tenderness", "If I Had A Hammer", "Twistin The Night Away", "You Send Me", and "This Little Light Of Mine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeTwistin' The Night Away ... LP
RCA, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of twisting tunes, designed to cash in on the big craze of the early 60s – but also one of Sam Cooke's best full albums for RCA! True, most of the tracks have "twist" in the title – but that also means that they're nice groovers too – usually with the kind of upbeat, romping rhythms that really show off Sam's vocal powers – that great mix of rough and smooth that made him one of the key singers in the birth of soul music! Includes the hit "Twistin The Night Away" – plus "Twistin In The Kitchen", "The Twist", "Somebody's Gonna Miss Me", "Movin & A Groovin", "Sooth Me", "That's It I Quit I'm Movin On", and "Twistin In The Old Town Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spie.)

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✨✧ Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersGospel Soul Of Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers Vol 1 ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam Cooke with the Soul StirrersThat's Heaven To Me ... LP
Specialty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's a well-known fact that before Sam Cooke went into soul music, he was cutting some incredible work with the Soul Stirrers gospel quintet – work that was every bit as soulful and sexy as his pop hits, perhaps more so, given the supposedly restrained nature of the setting. This album brings together some very nice numbers from Sam's days with the group – a 12 track selection that includes the titles "I'm So Happy", "That's Heaven To Me", "Mean Old World", "Joy Joy To My Soul", "All Right Now", and "Lord, Remember Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Sam CookeMan Who Invented Soul ... LP
RCA, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
A posthumous collection of material that Sam recorded for RCA before his untimely death – not really a greatest hits collection, but a lot better than the usual "house cleaning" type of record that gets issued in this sort of situation. 11 tracks in all, including "Blowin' In The Wind", "(Somebody) Ease My Troublin' Mind", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out", "Danny Boy", "The Great Pretender", "Send Me Some Lovin'", "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More", "Falling In Love", "Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do", "Willow Weep For Me" and "Try A Little Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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King CurtisKing Curtis Plays The Hits Made Famous By Sam Cooke ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A nicely rolling soul party from King Curtis – one based around hits made famous by his friend the late Sam Cooke, all taken in a sweet soul instrumental style that features King's horn upfront, and some lively rhythms that feature some nicely snapping drums and strongly rocking basslines. The sound's not as rough and ready as on some of Curtis' other albums of the 60s, but still comes across pretty darn nicely – and with a depth of expression that we wouldn't have expected, given the theme of the album! Titles include "Ain't That Good News", "Shake", "You Send Me", "Cupid", "Twistin The Night Away", and "Having A Party". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Label has a bit of marker.)

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VariousWe Remember Sam Cooke ... CD
Blues Interactions (Japan), 1960s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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AnimalsAnimalism ... LP
MGM, 1966. Very Good- ... $6.99
Pure burning soul from The Animals – a nicely stripped-down set that revels in older R&B styles – cooked up with a version of the group that features Dave Rowberry on Hammond and lots of screaming vocals from Eric B! The original Animals vibe is opened up a bit more with some heavier sounds that reflect the change of moves at the time – but overall, the tracks are mostly shortish and respectful to the roots that inspired the group – in a way that helps bring together music from a range of different sources. Titles include versions of Fred Neil's "Other Side Of Life", Zappa's "All Night Long", Sam Cooke's "Shake", Donovan's "Hey Gyp", and Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack" – plus "Smoke Stack Lightning", "Rock Me Baby", "Outcast", "Louisiana Blues", and "Going Down Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some oxidation and plays with surface noise. Cover has a cutout hole and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Jesse BelvinBut Not Forgotten ... LP
United, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Jesse was one of the greats – and he would have been as huge as Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole, or Ray Charles, had he not died a tragic early death in the late 50s. This album collects some of his great polished R&B tracks from the early and mid 50s, recorded in LA, and a perfect progression from the postwar styles laid down by Nat Cole and Charles Brown. Titles include "Girl of My Dreams", "My Desire", "I'm In Love", "I'll Mess You Up", and "Once Upon A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing on Kent.)

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Jesse BelvinMr Easy ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good- ... $4.99
The last album ever recorded by LA vocalist Jesse Belvin – a stupendous session that showed where he might have headed, if not for the tragic auto accident that took his voice from us far too soon! The album has Jesse moving from the smooth R&B of earlier albums into a more sophisticated style that's a bit like that of Nat King Cole, but which is done here with traces of Sam Cooke as well. Orchestrations are by Marty Paich, who's great at both the swinging and mellow tunes – and titles include "Imagination", "I'll Buy You A Star", "Let There Be Love", "Blues In The Night", "It's All Right With Me", and "The Best Is Yet To Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Leon BridgesComing Home (180 gram pressing – includes download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same territory – cool, classy, yet undeniably soulful – at this level that never has to overstate itself, or try too hard to reach for facile funky parts, or any kind of party-moving sort of vibe. Leon's vocals are wonderful – clearly born to sing music this great – and the backings are a nice change from the usual retro soul modes, and instead have this deep soul vibe that's perfectly captured in a Texas small studio setting. Titles include "Better Man", "Brown Skin Girl", "Lisa Sawyer", "Pull Away", "Flower", and "Twistin & Groovin". LP, Vinyl record album

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Desmond DekkerYou Can Get It If You Really Want It (black & blue marble vinyl) ... LP
Trojan/Real Gone, 1970. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
There's never been anyone like Desmond Dekker – not back in the day, when he was one of the biggest ambassadors for the Jamaican scene – nor for many years later, when his unique blend of soul and reggae were still the most go-to sounds for folks around the globe! Desmond's got a voice that almost rivals that of Sam Cooke for its sweetness and soul – and it's perfectly crafted onto grooves that are far hipper than the usual ska and rocksteady of the time – and which have this bubbling intensity that was maybe even more important an early introduction to reggae than the hits of Bob Marley that would come along a few years later. A record like this is key testament to Dekker's genius – great production from Leslie Kong, and not a bad track in the bunch – titles that include "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Peace On The Land", "Cindy", "Perseverance", "I Believe", "That's The Way Life Goes", "Coomyah", and "You Got Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on black & blue marble vinyl!)

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FlipsideHavin A Party/Music (Get's Me High) ... 7-inch
Flipside/Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic modern soul single – and both cuts are great! "Havin A Party" isn't the Sam Cooke hit from years back – but instead this great fast-moving groover – with riffing guitar that flanges back and forth alongside the catchy lyric! "Music" is maybe even more wonderful – upbeat and sunny, with more fast guitar and this glowing sax solo and keyboards! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OvationsHooked On A Feeling ... LP
MGM, 1972. Near Mint- ... $33.99
Some of the warmest Memphis soul ever recorded – a really classic set from The Ovations, done in a style that's really unique! The vibe here is different from the sound of Stax, as lead singer Louis Williams has a lot of Sam Cooke in his style – a warmly bubbling quality that's as personal as it is polished, and which is set up here with some buoyant backings that glide along wonderfully – still with enough depth to show the Memphis roots of the group, but in ways that really get past some of the cliches that were starting to hit that scene. Dan Greer handled production, and is no doubt due credit for the album's quality – and titles include a classic version of "Hooked On a Feeling", plus "One In A Million", "Take It From One Who Knows", "Touching Me", "So Nice To Be Loved By You", "You'll Never Know", and "Don't Break Your Promise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Johnnie TaylorBaby, We've Got Love/(I'll Always Be) In Love With You ... 7-inch
Derby, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Very early work by Johnnie Taylor – and the flipside is a version of a Sam Cooke tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Womack & WomackLove Wars ... LP
Elektra, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A stone classic from Cecil and Linda Womack – and an album that may well have given the duo their biggest hit in the title track! Cecil is the brother of Bobby Womack – a former member of his Valentinos group too – and Linda is the daughter of Sam Cooke – so you can bet that both singers have plenty of chops to make the album come off right, even as they find a really special space of their own! At some level, the music echoes Bobby's blend of deeper soul vocals with warmer backings – but at others, the duo take off from an Ashford & Simpson mode to find their own sort of special way of coming together, with elements that are unabashedly crossover at times – and avoid lots of the too-familiar soul duo modes of the period. Titles include "Love Wars", "Express Myself", "Baby I'm Scared Of You", "TKO", "Good Times", and "APB". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSalut Les Copains – 1960 Les Hits ... LP
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1960. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of mixing up modes – so that you'll hear a French tune one minute, an English one the next – with an ever-evolving sense of styles as the series move on – especially as a lot more French material tends to dominate in the latter half of the 60s! The effect is almost like tuning into Paris radio during the year in the title – and it's no surprise that the whole thing was done as a project by Europe's Radio 1, in collaboration with Universal – at a level that's way better than some of those overstuffed schlockier hits package on the market. Titles on this 1960 volume include "Shop Around" by The Miracles, "Money" by Barrett Strong, "Apache" by The Shadows, "Itsibitsi Petit Bikini" by Dalida, "Faut Rigoler" by Henri Salvador, "Cou-Couche Panier" by Gillian Hills, "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke, "Spanish Harlem" by Ben E King, "Souvenirs Souvenirs" by Johnny Hallyday, "Age Tendre Et Tete De Bois" by Gilbert Becaud, "Shakin All Over" by Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, "Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin, "Poor Me" by Adam Faith, and "Corinna Corinna" by Ray Peterson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Jesse BelvinJesse Belvin's Best ... LP
RCA/Camden, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent work from Jesse Belvin – a vastly underrated smooth soul singer, one who forms a crucial link between Nat King Cole and Sam Cooke, and who would have been as big as either of them, had he not died a tragic early death. Titles include "My Last Goodbye", "Guess Who", "Secret Love", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Funny", and "My Last Goodbye". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Marvin GayeSoulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Natural Resources) ... LP
Tamla/Natural Resources, 1961. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing early work from Marvin Gaye – a set that's more jazz than soul, with a really unique sort of sound! Marvin's vocals are sublime, but in a completely different way than on his later hits – almost a bit broken at times, next to some very broken-down piano lines used in the album's spare instrumentation – an off-tune keyboard that makes for a very heartfelt feel to the record, one that's more indie charm than Motown polish! Gaye's got a hint of Nat Cole at times, Sam Cooke at others – although without the poise of either – and although we'd love the record on its own, it's even more amazing as a key starting point for one of the most soulful evolutions of the 60s. Titles include "How High The Moon", "Love For Sale", "Always", "Easy Living", "Witchcraft", "You Don't Know What Love Is", and "Never Let You Go". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing on Natural Resources.)

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✨✧ Eddie HollandEddie Holland ... LP
Motown, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums on Motown – and the only one ever cut by Eddie Holland! Eddie's best known as a producer, arranger, and songwriter – part of the holy Holland-Dozier-Holland trinity – but back in his early days, he was a soulful tenor, with a sound and style that was a bit like Jackie Wilson or Sam Cooke – high in range, but full of depth in feeling too – with a quality that makes this rare album a real treasure! The set's got a great early Motown feel all the way through – that perfect bridge between R&B and sou, but nice and tight, too – really moving forward through the strength of Holland's musical vision. Eddie produced along with William Stevenson – and titles include "Take A Chance On Me", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Last Night I Had A Vision", "What About Me", and "Jamie", which was a relatively big single. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Vinyl has a light warp but still plays fine. Cover has some surface wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Eddie HollandEddie Holland (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motown/Wax Time, 1962. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the earliest albums on Motown – and the only one ever cut by Eddie Holland! Eddie's best known as a producer, arranger, and songwriter – part of the holy Holland-Dozier-Holland trinity – but back in his early days, he was a soulful tenor, with a sound and style that was a bit like Jackie Wilson or Sam Cooke – high in range, but full of depth in feeling too – with a quality that makes this rare album a real treasure! The set's got a great early Motown feel all the way through – that perfect bridge between R&B and soul, but nice and tight, too – really moving forward through the strength of Holland's musical vision. Eddie produced along with William Stevenson – and titles include "Take A Chance On Me", "If Cleopatra Took A Chance", "Last Night I Had A Vision", "What About Me", and "Jamie", which was a relatively big single, plus bonus tracks "You Deserve What You Got" and "Just A Few More Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl, with download card, still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ David NewmanBigger & Better ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the best David Newman albums for Atlantic from the 60s – and one that breaks past the R&B-influenced formula of earlier albums! This one features some great arrangements by William Fischer, the cool wild-card arranger who was to late 60s Atlantic what David Axelrod was to Capitol at the same time. Fischer's touch isn't exactly funky – but it's certainly far-reaching, as he sets up David's funky tenor and flute in some very hip arrangements that mix together horns, strings, and soul production, in a mode that provides some of the best backings that Newman's ever had to solo over – a favor he returns admirably in his playing on the album! Includes the cool psychedelic number "The Thirteenth Floor", Eddie Harris-ish readings of "And I Love Her" and "Yesterday", and versions of Sam Cooke's "Ain't That Good News" and "A Change Is Gonna Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing.)

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✨✧ SupremesSupremes At The Copa ... LP
Motown, 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Supremes take on the classy Copa nightclub – and really bring down the house with a stunning mix of warmth, charm, and soul! The record's perhaps one of the "livest" of Motown live albums from the time – done in a spread-out style that features a lot more songs than some of their other live records, really giving the full scope of the show at the club. Plus, there's lots of crowd noise, bits of speaking from the girls, and an overall approach that's fluid and natural – very much a concert on record! Titles include "The Boy From Ipanema", "Put On A Happy Face", "I Am Woman", "Baby Love", "Sam Cooke Medley", "Queen Of The House", and "Back In My Arms Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which might be lifted directly, then reworked for an American audience. But at other times, the influence is more in the rhythms or instrumentation – used as inspiration to then create something new – a bit in the way that American soul would provide the inspiration for reggae in the 60s. The package has the usual fantastic Fremeaux presentation – with a big booklet of historical notes, in both French and English, to support 66 titles that include "Jamaica Farewell" by Sam Cooke, "Salty Fish Aki Rice" by Ruth Wallis, "Bajan Girl" by Lionel Belasco, "Sly Mongoose" by Sam Manning, "El Gallero" by Dioris Valladares & Angel Viloria, "El Mambo Diablo" by Tito Puente, "Hey Little Girl" by Professor Longhair, "Un Poco Loco" by Bud Powell, "Chee Koo Baby" by Lloyd Price, "Shrinking Up Fast" by Camille Howard, "Ojai" by Joe Lutcher, "Salee Dame" by Albert Nicholas & Baby Dodds, "Inside" by Hector The Ram, "Run Come See Jerusalem"b y Stan Wilson, "I Learn A Merengue" by Robert Mitchum, "Afro Blue" by Cal Tjader, "La Maricutana" by Damiron & Chapuseaux, "Magical Joe" by Herb Jeffries, "Begin The Beguine" by Charlie Parker, "Make It Do" by Slim Gaillard, "Guitarambo" by Mickey Baker, and "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer (aka Louis Farrakhan). CD

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✨✧ Cornell CampbellDance In A Greenwich Farm ... CD
Radiation Roots (Italy), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from Cornell Campbell – a Jamaican singer, but one who lists Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, and Bobby Womack as his strongest inspirations! You can definitely hear that trio of heavyweights on Cornell's vocals here – which are wonderful, and filled with inflections from 60s soul – sliding slinkily over rhythms provided by The Agrovators, and produced with a very rich sound by the great Bunny Lee! The album's a great 70s evolution of the rocksteady soul of the previous decade – with almost a sweet soul current in the mix – and titles include "Conquering Gorgon", "Girl Of My Dreams", "Natural Facts", "Lost In A Dream", "Somebody Has Stolen My Girl", "Why Did You Leave Me", and "Watch This Sound". CD

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✨✧ OvationsI'm Living Good/Recipe For Love ... 7-inch
Goldwax, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
"I'm Living Good" is a sweet Sam Cooke-styled number, written by the Penn/Oldham team, with great vocals by the group, and a sweet lyric about how the singer's living good, even though he's broke. "Recipe For Love" is another cut with a bit of a Cooke-ish feel, but more Memphis soul in the instrumentation, and raw group vocals that are nice and tasty! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing.)
 
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Samuel Jonathan JohnsonMy Music ... CD
Columbia/Dusty Groove, 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
One of our favorite 70s soul records ever – and a totally unique set as well! To our ears, Samuel Jonathan Johnson belongs in the company of Roy Ayers, Norman Connors, and other spiritual soul heavyweights – even though he only ever cut this one album for Columbia Records back in 1978! The set's got a really visionary feel – keyboards that compare with the best mellow soul lines of Donny Hathaway, and a vocal style that's got some of the range of Ronnie McNeir, mixed with a more human approach to the lyrics that makes the whole thing wonderfully personal, too. There's lots of jazzy elements on the Fender Rhodes lines – which bubble beautifully on the mellow moments, and step out boldly on the album's few groovers – making for a richness that goes way beyond the vocals, and which puts Johnson in the company of DJ Rogers or Webster Lewis. Forgive us if we keep name-dropping like that – but the set's a stunning treasure from an artist who should have gotten the same sort of recognition as all the best soul talents of the 70s. The title track – "My Music" – has an amazing bit of bubbling synth intro (and outro), cool spacey vocals by Sam, and a mellow, but tight groove that sounds a bit like something that Roy Ayers might have cooked up – and it leads off an incredible album of other titles that include "Sweet Love", "Just Us", "You", "Reason For The Reason", "Because I Love You", "What The World Needs Now Is Love", "Yesterdays & Tomorrow", and "Thank You Mother Dear". Great reissue with wonderful sound – and special liner notes by Samuel's daughter, Yolanda Johnson – a great singer in her own right too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ Reverend Sam DixonMy Soul Says Yes ... CD
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A gospel record, but one that lets you know that there's something different going on from the very first note – which seems to be the kind of sound you'd expect more from a blacksploitation soundtrack than any kind of album cooked up in a church! That difference hangs on throughout the entire set – which might well rank up there with some of the most soulful gospel albums of all time – a distinction that's even more amazing when you flip over the cover, and realize that some of the members of the group were kids! Yet the album has a much deeper sound than any children's chorus records of the time – and maybe could be seen as a gospel equivalent to the famous Latin album by the Harlem Youth Percussion Ensemble – a set that's equally rare in the original, and equally deep in terms of quality. Titles include "Anyway", "Will You Be Ready", "My Soul Says Yes", "Love Is The Answer", "I'm Prayin", "Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled", and "Standing Looking Over Jordan". CD

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✨✧ Reverend Sam DixonMy Soul Says Yes ... LP
Samdy/Asherah, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gospel record, but one that lets you know that there's something different going on from the very first note – which seems to be the kind of sound you'd expect more from a blacksploitation soundtrack than any kind of album cooked up in a church! That difference hangs on throughout the entire set – which might well rank up there with some of the most soulful gospel albums of all time – a distinction that's even more amazing when you flip over the cover, and realize that some of the members of the group were kids! Yet the album has a much deeper sound than any children's chorus records of the time – and maybe could be seen as a gospel equivalent to the famous Latin album by the Harlem Youth Percussion Ensemble – a set that's equally rare in the original, and equally deep in terms of quality. Titles include "Anyway", "Will You Be Ready", "My Soul Says Yes", "Love Is The Answer", "I'm Prayin", "Don't Let Your Heart Be Troubled", and "Standing Looking Over Jordan". LP, Vinyl record album

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King CurtisLive At Small's Paradise ... LP
Atco, 1966. Very Good- ... $4.99
A great little live set from King Curtis – cut in his local turf of Harlem, with a very loose sort of feel and nice gritty groove – which lets both King and his combo get even freer and funkier than usual! There's an edge here you don't usually get on the studio work from Curtis – or at least the material you'd find on other 60s albums from the same stretch – which often just featured sax instrumental reworkings of pop hits. Instead, this cooker has King's horn working in a cool combo with keyboards from Paul Griffin and guitar from Cornell Dupree – really all coming together as a tight funk act, and more in the mode that you'd find on some of King's overlooked b-sides from his Atco singles. Titles include "Philly Dog", "Tough Talk", "Soul Theme", "Something On Your Mind", and "Pots & Pans". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & blue label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam, split bottom seam, and some pen on back.)

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✨✧ BalduinCreative Cookery ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), 2001. Used ... $7.99
This guy's pretty darn great! Balduin combines older jazzy samples and bits of electronica – into tracks that retain all the warmth and soul of classic jazz, but which infuses it with all of the fresh electric energy of work on labels like Compost or some of the groovier French imprints of the past few years. Titles include "Silent Steps", "Solo Be Good", "Lemon Curry", "Lear Jet", "Fantasy", "Black Mill", "Zoom", "England Is Alright", "Sugar Fairy", and "Champagne". CD

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Camille YarbroughIron Pot Cooker ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
One of THE spoken word classics of the 70s funk years – an amazing album based around the poetry of Camille Yarbrough – set to some amazing funky backings! The sound here is incredibly righteous – almost a more sophisticated version of Betty Davis – done with a stark, spare groove that makes the bass bits and drums really come out in the mix! Camille's got a heck of a lot of personal vision, and really works the album together as a whole – making for a set that's far more than just "poetry plus music" – and instead an audio tapestry with an incredibly deep sound! Includes a heavy rap on the streets that culminates in the great "Little Sally the Super Sex Star" – plus the classic "Take Yo Praise", which was sampled famously by Fatboy Slim – and the cuts "Can I Get A Witness" and "All Hid". CD

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✨✧ Camille YarbroughIron Pot Cooker ... CD
Vanguard/Ace (UK), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of THE spoken word classics of the 70s funk years – an amazing album based around the poetry of Camille Yarbrough – set to some amazing funky backings! The sound here is incredibly righteous – almost a more sophisticated version of Betty Davis – done with a stark, spare groove that makes the bass bits and drums really come out in the mix! Camille's got a heck of a lot of personal vision, and really works the album together as a whole – making for a set that's far more than just "poetry plus music" – and instead an audio tapestry with an incredibly deep sound! Includes a heavy rap on the streets that culminates in the great "Little Sally the Super Sex Star" – plus the classic "Take Yo Praise", which was sampled famously by Fatboy Slim – and the cuts "Can I Get A Witness" and "All Hid". CD
Also available Iron Pot Cooker ... CD 8.99

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersRitual ... CD
Pacific Jazz, 1957. Used ... $13.99
A hard-swinging cooker from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – recorded during the landmark year of 1957 – when Blakey's group was open to recording for a number of different labels, in a number of different settings! The set was originally done for the west coast stalwart Pacific Jazz, but it's got a sound that's much more in the hardbop mode of the New York scene – all the fire and intensity that Blakey first cooked up for Blue Note, cast out with a slight sense of openness here in the less iconic setting. Players include Jackie McLean on alto, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and Sam Dockery on piano – and the album's right up there with Vik/RCA, Savoy, and Chess material they cut at the time. Tracks include "Touche", "Sam's Tune", "Once Upon A Groove", and "Wake Up". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hector RiveraAt The Party With Hector Rivera ... LP
Barry, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A monster album of Latin soul – arguably the greatest record ever cut by Hector Rivera! The record's a rare cooker that never lets up at all – a non-stop boogaloo party that definitely lives up to its swinging cover image – and which is quite different than most other albums from Hector! English language lyrics are at the lead on most numbers – and the rhythms have a romping blend of soul and Latin that's right up there with the same Spanish Harlem groove as work on Fania or Cotique, although arguably even better! There's lots of heavy piano in the grooves, and vocals on some cuts are sung by David Coleman – a singer we only know from this record, but who really makes it shine. Titles include "Playing It Cool", "At The Party", "Shingaling Baby", "I Got My Eye On You", "Pra Voz Wilma", and "Asia Minor". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny StittMade For Each Other ... LP
Delmark, 1972. Very Good+ ... $7.99
An overlooked cooker with Don Patterson on organ and Billy James on drums! Stitt plays tenor and alto – and titles include "Funny", "Honey", "Blues For JJ", "Night Has A Thousand Eyes", and "Samba De Orfeo". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ U-RoyVersion Galore ... LP
Treasure Isle/Get On Down, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before, and almost dismantling the tunes as he works alongside them! Rhythms are cooked up by Duke Reid – and the album's the stuff that put both him, and the role of the DJ in reggae firmly on the map! Titles include "Your Ace From Space", "On The Beach", "Version Galore", "True Confession", "Tide Is High", "Things You Love", "The Same Song", "Happy Go Lucky Girl", "Rock Away", "Wear You To The Ball", "Don't Stay Away", and "Hot Pop". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Willis JacksonJackson's Action ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lots and lots of action here – a stone cooker from tenorist Willis Jackson, who always seems to burn even stronger than usual in concert performance! The group is raw, rough, and plenty swinging – the great Pat Martino on guitar, Carl Wilson on organ, and Joe Hadrick on drums – plus additional trumpet from Frank Robinson, who really blasts out nicely in the frontline with Jackson! The rhythms are amazing – very snapping and catchy, with almost an early modal soul jazz vibe – and titles include a great long version of "Jive Samba", which sounds very similar to Jackson's amazing Prestige classic "Nother'n Like Thuther'n" – plus the cuts "I Wish You Love", "Monkey Hips", "Aw Right Do It", and "Jackson's Action". LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple label pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Wild Bill DavisMidnight To Dawn ... LP
RCA, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A nice live cooker from Wild Bill Davis! This album was recorded at Grace's Little Belmont, a club in Atlantic City in 1967, a place where organist Davis had played almost every summer for over twenty years. He is joined by Clayton Robert Brown on tenor sax, James "Dickie" Thompson on guitar and Robert Joseph Durham on drums. Some of the tracks are Davis or Davis and Bob Brown originals and they include "Let It Be", "Adoration", and "Up Top". Other songs are "Manha de Carnaval" from Black Orpheus, "Jive Samba", "Soft Winds", "Little Tracy", "Straight No Chaser", and "Cute" among others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has edge wear.)

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✨✧ George BensonIt's Uptown (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia, 1966/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)". CD
 
 
 



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